After the eviction of individuals living in the Santa Ynez Riverbed outside of Lompoc, crews are starting the process of cleaning up what was left behind. The homeless triage center that had been set up at Lompoc's River Park was officially shut down October 10.
The center had been open for 30 days to provide a temporary living space for local homeless residents who had been evicted from the Santa Ynez riverbed. Several service providers remained at the site for the full 30 days to offer support — whether it was for drug and/or alcohol treatment, mental health, housing or other issues — to the people living there.
On October 2 the city declared a state of emergency regarding the cleanup of the Santa Ynez Riverbed, and also appropriated up to $532,000 toward the massive undertaking.